Stocking a Healthy Pantry

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Maintaining a well-stocked and healthy pantry is crucial for making nutritious meals and snacks. Here’s a guide on how to stock a healthy pantry:

FIRST:
Clean all the groceries you get delivered or bought in the store before putting them in your pantry or refrigerator!

Whole Grains

Brown Rice, Quinoa, Oats and Gluten-free Pasta
High in fiber and essential nutrients.

Our suggestions:

Stay away from plastic and go for mason jars instead.

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Long Grain Brown Rice, 32 Ounces

Lundberg Family Farms – Organic Quinoa Tri-Color Blend, Blend of White, Black & Red Quinoa, 9 Essential Amino Acids, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, USDA Certified Organic, Vegan, Kosher (16 oz)

Anthony’s Organic Rolled Oats, 3 lb, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Old Fashioned, Whole Grain

Banza Protein Rotini Chickpea Pasta, Protein Rotini Pasta – Gluten Free Veggie Pasta Rotini, High Protein Pasta Rotini, and Low Carb Rotini Pasta, 8oz

Whole Grain Cereals
Choose cereals with low sugar content and high fiber.

Our suggestions:

Cascadian Farm Organic Granola with No Added Sugar, Coconut Cashew Cereal, Resealable Pouch, 11 oz.

Legumes and Pulses

Lentils, Chickpeas, Black Beans and Kidney Beans
Rich in protein and fiber.

Canned (BPA-free lining) or Boxed Beans
A convenient option for quick meals.

Our suggestions:

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Red Lentils, 16 Ounces

Anthony’s Organic Dried Chickpeas, 3 lb, Dry Garbanzo Beans, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Vegan

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Unsalted Black Beans, 13.4 Ounce

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Dark Red Kidney Beans, 15.5 Ounce

Healthy Oils and Fats

Olive Oil
Ideal for cooking and dressings.

Coconut Oil
Suitable for high-heat cooking.

Our suggestions:

Viva Naturals Organic Coconut Oil, Cold-Pressed – Natural Hair /Skin Oil and Cooking Oil with Fresh Flavor, Non-GMO Unrefined Extra Virgin (Aceite de Coco), USDA Organic, 16 oz

Madhava Organic Olive Oil, 1L Tin, 100% Pure, Single Source, Traceable, Cold Extracted, Non-Gmo, No Pesticides, Gluten Free, Vegan, Kosher, Extra Virgin, 33.8 Fl Oz

Nuts and Seeds

Almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, flaxseeds, etc., for healthy snacking.

Our suggestions:

Terrasoul Superfoods Raw Unpasteurized Organic Almonds (Sproutable), 2 lbs

Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Raw Walnuts, 2 Lbs (2 Pack) – Chandler Variety | Fresh | Light Color

Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds – Plant-Based Omegas 3 and Vegan Protein, Perfect for Smoothies, Salads and Chia Puddings, Certified Non-GMO and USDA Organic, 2 lb (907 g)

Terrasoul Superfoods Organic Brown Flax Seeds, 4 Lbs (2 Pack)

Canned (BPA-free lining), Bagged, Pouched and Jarred Goods

Canned (BPA-free lining) Tomatoes
A versatile base for sauces and soups.

Low-Sodium Broths
Vegetable, chicken, or beef broth for cooking and soups.

Nut Butters
Choose natural varieties without added sugars or hydrogenated oils.

Our suggestions:

365 by Whole Foods Market, Tomatoes Diced Organic, 28 Ounce

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Low Sodium Chicken Broth, 32 Fl Ounce

Artisana Organics Raw Almond Butter, 9oz | No Sugar Added, No Palm Oil

Whole Food Sweeteners

Honey, Monk Fruit or Maple Syrup
Use in moderation as sweeteners.

Dates or Date Paste
A natural sweetener for baking.

Our suggestions:

Ys Eco Bee Organic Honey 1 Pound Jar

Lakanto Classic Monk Fruit Sweetener with Erythritol – White Sugar Substitute, Zero Calorie, Keto Diet Friendly, Zero Net Carbs, Baking, Extract, Sugar Replacement (Classic White – 8.29 oz

Maple Grove Farms Organic Pure Maple Syrup, Grade A Amber, 8.5 Ounce

Herbs, Spices and Seasonings

A Variety of Herbs and Spices
Enhance flavor without adding extra calories or sodium.

Coconut Aminos
Adds depth to dishes without soy or gluten.

Our suggestions:

Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos – 8 fl oz – Low Sodium Soy Sauce Alternative, Low-Glycemic – Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Kosher – Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 – 48 Servings

Flours and Baking Essentials

Almond Flour and Coconut Flour
Healthy alternatives for baking.

Aluminum-free Baking Powder and Aluminum-free Baking Soda
Essential leavening agents.

Our suggestions:

Anthony’s Organic Coconut Flour, 4 lb, Batch Tested Gluten Free, Non GMO, Vegan, Keto Friendly

Anthony’s Organic Almond Flour, 1 lb, Blanched, Gluten Free, Non GMO, Keto Friendly, Extra Fine, Low Carb

Bob’s Red Mill Baking Powder, 14 Ounce (Pack of 1)

Sodium Bicarbonate 2lb, Baking Soda for Cleaning and Baking, Aluminum Free Baking Soda for Pool, Bicarbonate of Soda, Pure Baking Soda Powder, Bulk Baking Soda Food Grade, Sodium Bicarbonate Powder

Proteins

Canned (BPA-free lining) or Pouched Tuna or Salmon
Good sources of omega-3 fatty acids.

Quinoa and Lentil Pasta
Protein-rich alternatives.

Our suggestions:

Blue Harbor Fish Co. Wild Albacore Tuna in Water, No Salt Added, Soy Free, Gluten Free & Non-GMO, 3 Ounce (Pack of 12)

Alaska Smokehouse Smoked Salmon Fillet In A Black Box With A Tuxedo Wrap, 2 Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

Lundberg Family Farms – Organic Quinoa Tri-Color Blend, Blend of White, Black & Red Quinoa, 9 Essential Amino Acids, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, USDA Certified Organic, Vegan, Kosher (16 oz)

Tolerant FOODS Organic Safari Green Lentil, 8 OZ

Dried Fruits

Raisins, Apricots or Cranberries
Use in moderation for added sweetness to dishes or snacks.

Our suggestions:

Snacks

Popcorn
A whole grain, low-calorie snack.

Dark Chocolate
In moderation, it can satisfy sweet cravings.

Our suggestions:

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Classic Salted Popcorn, 6 Ounce

Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate Bar, 85% Cacao, 10 – 3.17 oz Bars

Gluten-Free Options

Gluten-Free Pasta, Rice Flour and Gluten-Free Oats
Cater to specific dietary needs.

Our suggestions:

It’s Skinny Variety Pack — Healthy, Low-Carb, Low Calorie Konjac Pasta — Fully Cooked and Ready to Eat — Keto, Gluten Free, Vegan, and Paleo-Friendly (6-Pack)

Bob’s Red Mill Organic White Rice Flour, 24 Ounce

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats, 22-ounce (Pack of 4)

Canned Vegetables

Canned (BPA-free lining) Corn, or Peas
Provide variety and convenience.

Our suggestions:

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic No Salt Added Whole Kernel Corn, 15.25 Ounce

365 by Whole Foods Market, Peas Sweet Organic, 15 Ounce

Protein and Granola Bars

Low-Sugar Options
Ideal for quick and convenient snacks.

Our suggestions:

KIND Bars, Caramel Almond & Sea Salt, Healthy Snacks, Gluten Free, Low Sugar, 6g Protein, 12 Count

SmartSweets Low Sugar Variety Candy Pack, 1.8oz (8 Pack) – For Kids & Adults

ALOHA Organic Plant Based Protein Bars |Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip | 12 Count, 1.98oz Bars | Vegan, Low Sugar, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Non-GMO, Stevia Free, Soy Free, No Sugar Alcohols

Vinegars

Balsamic, Apple Cider and White Vinegar
Useful for dressings and marinades.

Our suggestions:

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, 16.9 Fl Oz

Lucy’s Family Owned – USDA Organic NonGMO Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, Unfiltered, Unpasteurized, With the Mother, 34oz Glass Bottle (2 Pack)

365 by Whole Foods Market, Organic White Distilled Vinegar, 32 Fl Oz

Tea and Coffee

Green Tea, Herbal Tea and Coffee
Provide beverage options without added sugars.

Our suggestions:

365 by Whole Foods Market, Tea Green Organic, 70 Count

Traditional Medicinals Tea, Organic Dandelion Leaf & Root, Supports Kidney Function & Healthy Digestion, 16 Tea Bags

Amazon Fresh Organic Fair Trade Peru Ground Coffee, Medium Roast, 12 Ounce

Nutritional Yeast

A Vegan Cheese Alternative
Adds a savory, cheesy flavor to dishes.

Our suggestions:

2 Lb Organic Nutritional Yeast Flakes – Vegan Protein, B Vitamins, Gluten & Dairy Free

Seaweed and Nori Sheets

A Source of Iodine and Minerals
Great for making sushi or adding to soups.

Our suggestions:

ONE ORGANIC Sushi Nori Premium Roasted Organic Seaweed (50 Full Sheets)

Organizational Tools

Mason Jars and Storage Containers
Keep ingredients fresh and organized.

Labels
Clearly mark expiration dates and contents.

Our suggestions:

Stay away from plastic and go for mason jars instead.

Ethnic and Specialty Ingredients

Coconut Aminos, Curry Paste and Dried Mushrooms
Add diverse flavors to your meals.

Our suggestions:

Coconut Secret Coconut Aminos – 8 fl oz – Low Sodium Soy Sauce Alternative, Low-Glycemic – Organic, Vegan, Non-GMO, Gluten-Free, Kosher – Keto, Paleo, Whole 30 – 48 Servings

Mekhala Organic Gluten-Free Thai Yellow Curry Paste 3.53oz

Mycological Dried Organic Shiitake Mushrooms, 1 Ounce Package

Regularly check and rotate items to prevent them from expiring, and update your pantry based on your dietary preferences and needs. A well-organized and stocked pantry can make meal preparation more efficient and support your efforts to maintain a healthy diet.